Suicide is more than just someone taking their own life. It’s a matter of someone thinking it is the only option to end their pain and suffering. The truth is, there are a lot of ways you can get help – and one of the things that helps the most is to talk to someone so you’re not suffering in silence.
Editors Note: Last week, in response to the shooting of five officers in Dallas by a sniper, Menbere Akilu and her staff at Saluté Ristorante organized a surprise lunch for Richmond police officers. The event, designed to show support for the men and women of the department, included a meal of pasta, chicken, fish and dessert at the police station. During the lunch, Richmond Pulse sat down with new Richmond Police Chief Allwyn Brown to discuss how the police department is responding to national tensions and keeping lines of communication open in Richmond, including making the Office of Professional Accountability more accessible to residents.